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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Sep 15, 2009 12:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's official: June 77 Winterland commercial release

Word. I still buy the occasional release (like the 2-14-68 Road Trips) if the price is right, but I have enough Dead now that spending $80 to $100 on a boxed set of Dead music I already have almost seems wasteful when for the same price I can take the family out for dinner or take my son to a ball game.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 15, 2009 12:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's official: June 77 Winterland commercial release

how true - cant believe i forgot to mention spending money making the kids happy rather than handing to rhino.

good call Skuzzle!!!!!!

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Sep 15, 2009 1:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's official: June 77 Winterland commercial release

Tough call for me on this one.

a) $100 is way too much, even w/the bonus material...

b) Would the sound upgrade over what I already have of these 3 shows be worth it?

c) I am a '77 whore. I admit it. Hard to resist one of the best runs from their best year.

d) Not the most creative pick. These shows are pretty ubiquitous and a lot of folks have them. Would rather have seen a package of stuff from the April '78 run, even if not complete shows.

so. what do I do here? Does the bonus stuff from 5/12/77 which is available now only in a pretty crappy AUD copy tip the scales in Rhino's favor?

Put another way: If I were to take my daughter to see the Red Sox at fenway this $100 would barely get me into the bleacher seats these days. And the Red Sox could have Dice-K on the mound throwing 45 pitches in the first inning, giving up 7 runs en route to a 4 hour, 14-2 loss. (No disrespect, K-man...I hope you beat the Angels tonight, but y'know...this hasn't been the greatest year of your $100 Million contract). Good thing she's too young now to even go.

what to do...what to do?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 15, 2009 2:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's official: June 77 Winterland commercial release

lol :)

i may even have to watch K-Man vs Lackey tonight. sounds better than just sitting in a breathless panic of J. Mayo's knee (whose condition, knowing Coach B, we may actually be told the truth about in the year 2067.)


I would LOVE to see the sales figures on a $100 '77 boxed set. I may be dead wrong, but I just cant imagine those sales beating the production/distribution/marketing costs by very much.

(agree with the '78 thought)

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Sep 15, 2009 4:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's official: June 77 Winterland commercial release

Pats could be blessed this year, Dire! They shoulda lost that game last night by all accounts...but the Bills....oh man...talk about your hard luck franchise. I haven't seen so many defeats pulled from the jaws of victory since....well....the Red Sox of OLD.

Hard to say what's tougher to be a fan of: (informal poll here):

Cleveland teams. (Browns heartbreaks vs. Broncos; Cavs still unable to close the deal w/LeBron ready to bolt for NYC soon as he can; Indians game 7 WS loss to Marlins in '97 after being being oh so close, not to mention blowing the 3-1 '07 ALCS lead to the Red Sox AND the 1999 ALDS after being up 2-0.....No WS since 1954)

OR

Buffalo fans: 4 straight Superbowl losses, including Scott Norwood's clunker; Losers to the Music City Miracle vs. Titans; Totally hosed in the Stanley Cup finals vs. Dallas (skate clearly in the crease on the game-winning OT goal by Hull)...

OR

Minnesota Vikings fans: 4 Superbowl losses; last minute loss to a crap-ass Cardinals team on final play of final game of the season to miss the playoffs...

OR

Cubs fans. 101 years and counting.

I used to feel sorry for myself as a Red Sox fan, and I still always expect the worst out of reflex, but really, since '04, I've got nuthin' to grouse about. Now the Bruins...I still have a lot of complaints until they can bring back the Cup for the first time since 1972.

(Guess I better make this about the Dead somehow...let's see...oh yeah...the Celtics...looking fwd to a big year from Rasheed Wallace and a healthy KG...Bill Walton's birthday at the Worcester Centrum...great show! Whew!)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 15, 2009 10:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's official: June 77 Winterland commercial release

man, i still remember watching that Sabers/Stars game! one of the worst noncalls in history.

(Cubs fans just gotta have it the worst though, i mean, really...)

i'll admit that i am stoked though for this year's Bruins team - expecting some great results this year - coulda happened last season, but the team was a little inexperienced and shot themselves in the foot. (gonna miss PJ though - tough for me to see him go)